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OCLC is its members. We are owned, supported and led by our member libraries, whose input guides everything we do. From involvement in major research studies to piloting new products and informing strategic direction, we rely on them for guidance, governance and advice.

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Locate and request exactly what you need from near or far

Discover how the Massachusetts Library System efficiently finds and delivers the right items to library users across the state.

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Optimize library outcomes in your community

Find out how the Delaware Division of Libraries got a better understanding of how to align community needs and library services.

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Simplify sharing within your group

Discover how PALCI manages unmediated interlibrary loan for group members throughout the region.

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Better understand your collection and how to expand it

See how SCELC compared collections to improve resource sharing and collection development and to secure print retention commitments.

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Answer worldwide questions in users' native language

Learn about the Spanish government's effort to give all Spanish speakers access to general reference information whenever it's needed.

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Connect all state residents to reference librarians

Discover how the state of Washington provides residents with 24/7 access to library reference services.

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Share your print collection to expand your library

Discover how a small group of academic libraries in Iowa formed the Central Iowa – Collaborative Collections Initiative to share print resources.

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Improve results for all libraries in your group, big and small

Discover how LIBROS balanced the staff and user demands of major universities and small museums with one library management system.

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Collaborate to reduce costs and get to your 'wish list'

Examine how the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana improved service for users and economy for members.